Students started off with a piece of wood and used a gouge to carve a design into that piece of wood. Once the carving was complete, students inked their blocks and then printed their designs. Students also signed each print in the correct printmaking format. Students did one, two, and three color prints, which is very hard to do! Each time you want to add another color to your print, you must carve an area of the wood out, re ink your block, and perfectly align your block on top of a previous print! The level of difficulty for a three color print is extremely high! As you can see, these students excelled at this art form!
Art 1: Plaster Masks
Students used plaster gauze and a face mold to create these plaster masks. The gauze had to be completely submerged into water and then formed onto the face mold. Once the plaster was dry, students painted their masks and then finished them with Mod Podge!
Art 1: Self Portraits
Students had their picture taken and then created at 1" x 1" grid on their picture. On their project paper, they created a 2" x 2" grid. Students matched each square on their picture to the correlating square on their project paper. This technique helps students get the proportions correct!